Erdogan discusses issues on agenda for Japanese daily nikkei
In an interview with the Japanese daily Nikkei on Thursday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the issues on the agenda. When reiterated that information about the use of chemical weapons in conflicts in Syria has also been mentioned by US President Barack Obama, Erdogan said that he would discuss the issue with Obama during his upcoming visit to Washington. "It is clear that [chemical weapons] are being used by Assad's regime. The opposition outmatches the regime on the ground, but the regime uses chemical weapons, war planes and helicopters. Air is the only field in which the regime is ahead of the opposition. The regime is living its final moments, but we don't know when it will topple. This is a situation that will happen suddenly," Erdogan told Nikkei. Erdogan also said that Turkey and Japan were in cooperation in such fields as suspension bridges, tubes and satellites, adding that Turkey would like to further cooperate with Japan in economy and arts.